List of Different College Majors


College offers you a chance to explore your interests so you can turn them into a career. However, if you do not know what college major your interest falls under, it can be harder to know where to start pursuing the career of your dreams. Once you know what subject you would like to specialize in, you can search for colleges that offer that major. The following list is a look at some popular college majors.


  • An art major is vast and ranges from design to the performing arts. This major requires a student to choose a specialization such as design, fashion, fine arts, theater, dance, folk art, film production, art history, music or photography. According to the Princeton Review, artists are in high demand in the fields of graphic arts and web design.


  • A business major will learn about accounting, sales, marketing, finance, human resources and business management and administration. Business majors are good for those who enjoy being in leadership roles or being their own boss.


  • Communication majors are those interested in journalism, business communications, speech communication and rhetoric or digital communications. All these facets of communication focus on clearly expressing information through speaking, writing and/or different types of media.

Computer and Information Science (CIS)

  • The CIS major deals with more than just computer programming and developing codes. It also deals with artificial intelligence, security systems, computer graphics, forensics, systems analysis, data entry, game design, web development, and so on. CIS involves a lot of problem solving that you will apply in the real world, according to the "Princeton Review."


  • The field of education is broad and includes specializations in adult, bilingual, multicultural, elementary and special education. The education major branches into school administration, literacy instruction, curriculum development, student services, testing and measures, research and instructional media. CollegeBoard explains, "Education majors study how people learn and how to best teach them."


  • The field of healthcare, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the largest industry. Of the top 20 in-demand occupations, 10 of them are in healthcare fields. Healthcare majors may specialize in becoming a doctor, nurse, dentist, phlebotomist, alternative medicine, optometrist, sports medicine, mental health, physical therapy and pharmacology.



  • Those who major in pre-law go on to be court reporters, lawyers, judges or paralegal professionals. Those who choose this major learn about laws and their interpretations, government, international issues, humanities and social sciences.

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